All was well...and then four days of migraines. What the hell, brain? [sigh] At least I had a long streak (7 days) of good, right? Progress. And Blackthorne is still moving along nicely. Viktor, scout, spy, and sneaky dude extraordinaire is indulging in his usual mouthiness to Nels's dismay. Ilta and Suvi are merrily plotting together, and I like where that's headed. Dylan and Dar are all about sailing into trouble because they're bad asses. (I love making the gay dudes the example of the happy-well-adjusted couple for a change.) And well, Blackthorne is out-brooding Nels and soon will be slicing up everyone's minions into little pieces. (It's kind of what he does.) They've all been surprising me too. Always a good thing. Man, I'm still happy with how that's going. This is the longest streak of happy I've had regarding work in...well...a couple of years. I don't know how long my Inner Critic is going to be on vacation, but she can merrily do so for the foreseeable future. I hope she's having a lovely time, wherever she is. Also? The Inspiration Fairy™ slammed me in the shower this morning. (Her favorite place to sprinkle me with ideas. I'll try not to read anything into that.) Gods, I love my job. I really do.
In other news, I'm reading Escapology by Ren Warom, enjoying the hell out of it, and you're not because it doesn't come out until this summer. Nyah. Nyah. So far, it's making me think Awesome Cyberpunk, as it'd would've been if it'd not been completely over-run with CIS Het White Dudes. (Not the quote I'm going with.) In other words, Oh hells to the yes you should be reading this novel this summer. This is that SF bunny I've been waiting for. The one where the women in it aren't Fighting Fuck Toys™, and POV trans characters are in it, and...and... good old fashioned cyberpunk fun. Did I mention I'm a huge Bladerunner fan, and thus, love cyberpunk? That.
 She makes me think of Carol Kane for some strange reason.
The Inspiration Fairy™ is not the same creature as my muse, the Drill Sergeant:
It's probably best not ask why my muses are so violent...
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